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Kansas BBB urges caution with credit repair companies

Roberta Namee, an official with the Better Business Bureau of Kansas, is warning consumers about the possible dangers of using credit repair companies. According to Namee, those companies often offer more than they can realistically (or even legally) deliver to consumers. For individuals facing financial challenges and looking for ways out of debt, a more… Read More »

Former “Real Housewife” files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

The “Real Housewives of Wherever” are supposed to be the rich women of a given posh community. They are supposed to live lavish lifestyles, worrying only about petty quarrels over their looks and fashion. They are supposed to be immune from concerns about financial challenges and personal debt. But it turns out that overwhelming debt… Read More »

Former baseball great files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

When someone is struggling with debt and unsure of what to do next, it is difficult to see your way out of the situation. For some people, filing for bankruptcy may be the answer to what may seem like an insurmountable problem. Chapter 7 bankruptcy differs from Chapter 13 bankruptcy because there is no payment… Read More »

Utilizing flexible spending accounts to manage healthcare costs

As we approach the end of another year, it is time to take an accounting of different areas of our lives. Spending patterns are a big aspect of this assessment. A financial review can reveal areas of high spending and areas where greater savings are needed. A high spending area for many families is the… Read More »

Financial troubles for Casey Anthony

The summer of 2011, the entire nation was captivated by the trial of Casey Anthony. The single mother from Florida was on trial for the murder of her two-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony. A jury found her not guilty but Anthony’s problems have continued since the end of her trial. She recently filed for Chapter 7… Read More »

Chapter 7 bankruptcy for Kansas’ unemployed and underemployed

New figures regarding unemployment in Kansas for 2012 have recently been released. As the economy slowly starts to rebound following the Great Recession, there are still a greater number of people looking for jobs than there are available. For this reason, it will likely not be of surprise to readers of our bankruptcy law blog… Read More »

R&B legend files for bankruptcy

Another tax season is upon us and news of the unpaid taxes of another celebrity has hit the national media. Five-time Grammy award winner, Dionne Warwick, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy due to a $10 million dollar tax debt. Despite making regular payments to resolve her tax debt, she is unable to continue making… Read More »

The real story behind unemployment numbers

As the summer of 2013 draws to a close, it is time to take another look at the nation’s unemployment rate. The unemployment rate now sits firmly at 7.4 percent, the lowest it has been since 2008. However, this number does not tell the whole story to Stockton residents. The unemployment rate only calculates the… Read More »

Musician will get fresh financial start upon release from prison

Johnson County residents understand that financial challenges can arise in anyone’s life. A few bumps in the road are to be expected. However, some Kansans may find that a few bumps at the wrong time can lead to overwhelming debt. When this happens, bankruptcy may be able to provide individuals with the fresh financial start… Read More »

Arizona family gets $20,000 bill from fire department

Imagine giving birth to your first child, losing your home in a fire and then being sent a huge bill for the fire all in a short period of time. This is the reality for a couple from Arizona. The couple is trying to rebuild their lives after a series of unexpected life events occurred…. Read More »